Hybrid Work Environments Force Most Employees To Bypass Strict Security Measures, Says New Report

Hybrid working environments surely come with their fair share of benefits. But that doesn’t mean the drawbacks can be ignored.

A recent report by Ivanti surveyed up to 10,000 office workers and those related to the IT sector. The company’s main objective was to evaluate the degree of prioritization and how far DEX was being adopted in these firms. In addition to that, the survey took into consideration how these factors affect the daily lives of these employees.

The findings of the report were quite interesting, where a staggering 69% of those evaluated mentioned how many security barriers they were forced to deal with while embracing their hybrid working environment. In addition to that, around 49% of the employees spoke in detail about how frustrated they’ve been over the technology and tools provided by different organizations. And if that wasn’t enough, more than 60% of the respondents claimed that these measures were greatly affecting their morale on a daily basis.

But there were more shocking results when the individuals highlighted how 26% of the workers thought about quitting their positions as they didn’t have the right tech tools to perform duties.

Meanwhile, a staggering 42% mentioned how they had no choice but to spend their own funds on getting better tools so they could do their jobs better. And then there was a mega 65% of those who felt their productivity would increase if the technology was enhanced and easily accessible to them.

The report also highlighted how there were quite a few conflicting interests arising among C-Suite and IT workers in regards to the role of technology in pushing forward the hybrid work culture.

Just 13% felt the need to work from their offices but more than 50% of CXOs felt most employees need to be working from the office space to feel a little more productive. But C-Suite argues how their report mentioned that 74% of workers are still more productive ever since the pandemic began.

As you can tell, there’s a major disconnect in this regard in terms of what people are experiencing and what employees should do to stay a little productive.

The study found how important it is for IT firms to ensure positive digital experiences for employees for the success of the entire organization. As it is, the more enhanced the workforce productivity is, the more likely a business is going to attract as well as maintain the best talent in the industry.

Not only that, but it would help curb costs of operations, drive more success, earn huge profits, and accelerate competition at the same time too.

While innovation seems to be a huge driving force in the world of hybrid work, the sad reality of that matter is that so many firms still pass through so many hurdles in terms of having it implemented.

Some of the biggest obstacles were related to a plethora of texts and emails, poor communication between the working staff, and software crashing on multiple occasions.

No matter how big the hurdles, too many firms had reported huge profits and effectiveness with hybrid working environments. And that just goes to show how the setting isn’t the biggest problem for work efficiency but people’s experience with technology.

The hurdles are mostly related to bypassing security checks with around 50% complaining of how often they need to cross this hurdle more than once to begin working.

So, what’s the solution? Well, the fact that newer advancements in technology are available means hybrid workforces can be better supported. Hence, IT firms and C-suite need to work more closely together if they wish to retain their current workforce or face uncontrollable loss.

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